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Liberty Winner

The winners of the League’s 2013-2014 Student Literary Competition, hosted by Johnson County Community College and coordinated by Tom Reynolds, were recently announced. Luis Jimenez, student at Moraine Valley, took third place for his one act play, “Incision of the Heart” at the competition. The League of Innovation Literary Competition […]

Sports New skipper behind the helm

New skipper behind the helm

Times are changing for the Cyclones baseball program (9-17) as head coach Cole Farmer has resigned after a three-year stint (one as assistant, two as head coach) to pursue job opportunities back in Missouri. When Farmer (22-43 career) was hired he had an uphill battle to overcome. He was new […]

News Forging paths with neighboring college

Forging paths with neighboring college

Moraine Valley Community College has teamed up with Lewis University, providing students of two separate programs an opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degrees at Lewis with a generous tuition rate. On May 28, officials of both institutions signed agreements for Nursing and Criminal/Social Justice career programs, the first of its […]

Entertainment Switchback performs at Oremus Theater

Switchback performs at Oremus Theater

Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack have been playing their eclectic blend of American Roots and Celtic Soul on mandolin, acoustic bass guitar and bass since 1993. The internationally recognized duo, Switchback, has a repertoire comprised of over 300 tunes and original songs. Switchback’s harmonious songwriting style is comparable to quintessential […]

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Liberty Winner
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Liberty Winner

The winners of the League’s 2013-2014 Student Literary Competition, hosted by Johnson County Community College and coordinated by Tom Reynolds, were recently announced. Luis Jimenez, student at Moraine Valley, took third place for his one act play, “Incision of the Heart” at the competition. The League of Innovation Literary Competition […]

Switchback performs at Oremus Theater
Entertainment

Switchback performs at Oremus Theater

Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack have been playing their eclectic blend of American Roots and Celtic Soul on mandolin, acoustic bass guitar and bass since 1993. The internationally recognized duo, Switchback, has a repertoire comprised of over 300 tunes and original songs. Switchback’s harmonious songwriting style is comparable to quintessential […]

Jack White releases new LP ‘Lazaretto’
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Jack White releases new LP ‘Lazaretto’

“Lazaretto” combines the noisy chaos of Jack White with bluesy, folksy and country styles. The contrast of old and new serves as the common thread in the album. All the songs fundamentally sound like Jack White. All the bluesy guitar solos and riffs are there. His intentionally lo-fi, loud guitar […]

Speed cameras are NOT beneficial
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Speed cameras are NOT beneficial

Constant surveillance is a theme in many satirical science fiction novels. Famous authors like George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut wrote books that considered the possibility of a futuristic dystopian society where human beings are essentially governed by machines. More and more, that nightmare is turning into reality; as […]

Involvement, cornerstone to success
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Involvement, cornerstone to success

For me, an extended stay at Moraine Valley comes to a close this summer. Following an unsuccessful year at the University of Illinois, I found myself as a Moraine student in the fall of 2009. A year later I joined the newspaper here, and that is the only reason I’m […]

New selection for program series
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New selection for program series

The “One Book, One College” program that had Moraine Valley doing zombie apocalypse panels last year has chosen a new novel, which focuses on identity and sexual orientation. The choice this year is “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin. Set in the 1950’s, a young man finds himself caught between desire […]

Turning tassels stepping forward
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Turning tassels stepping forward

Graduation marks the closing of one chapter and opening of the next.  For Moraine Valley students, it means the finalizing of one educational era and advancement to a career path or furthered education. The 45th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 16 celebrated nearly 400 students.  Graduates, family members and […]

Retirees recognized by board
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Retirees recognized by board

It was another sad night as several of Moraine Valley Community College’s retiring veteran staff members were honored at the Board of Trustees meeting. On Wednesday, June 18, Doreen O’Brien, Library Cataloger at Moraine Valley Community College led the pack of veterans that were honored by the Board of Trustees. […]

Potential students flock open house
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Potential students flock open house

Community members were invited to learn about opportunities available to them at Moraine Valley’s Southwest Education and Blue Island centers during their open houses. During the earlier half of June, high school students primarily made up those in attendance to learn more about the campus’s other sites. Students and their […]

Speed cameras are beneficial
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Speed cameras are beneficial

According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes every year. Traffic laws are enforced for motorist to follow and most importantly they are not suggestions.  Driving is a privilege and not a right. Programs such as the red light camera and speed […]

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